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Morristown Police Arrest Two People Found in Possession of Stolen Car and Counterfeit Money

Morristown Police Arrest Two People Found in Possession of Stolen Car and Counterfeit Money

Morristown Police arrest two individuals found in possession of counterfeit money and a stolen car. 35 year-old Justin Easton and 23 year-old Jessica Miller both of Morristown were arrested Monday in a vehicle stolen from East Tennessee Nissan. Inside the vehicle, officers found three sheets of uncut counterfeit bills in ten- and twenty-bill denominations. Both…MORE

Zoo Knoxville Tigers Released from Quarantine

Zoo Knoxville Tigers Released from Quarantine

On October 30th, one of Zoo Knoxville’s Malayan tigers had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the same virus that causes COVID-19 in humans.   Zoo Knoxville announced today that the tiger that tested positive along with two others that exhibited symptoms have been released from quarantine.   Arya, a 6-year-old female and Bashir and Tanvir, 11-year-old…MORE

Victim in the Hospital After Violent Robbery in Fort Sanders

Victim in the Hospital After Violent Robbery in Fort Sanders

Knoxville Police are investigating after a violent robbery in the Fort Sanders area Saturday night. Officers were called to Highland Avenue and 22nd Street around 9:00 p.m. The victim says he was walking home when he noticed four men following him. He says he was knocked unconscious by one of the suspects and they stole…MORE

Knox County Mayor’s Statement on Election

Knox County Mayor’s Statement on Election

In his weekly address, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs released a statement on the 2020 Presidential election.   “I want to ensure Knox County that no matter who wins the presidency, I will stay true to my beliefs,” said Jacobs. “I will continue to abide by my oath to uphold the United States Constitution, the…MORE

Two Arrested in Connection to Knoxville Gun Store Burglary

Two Arrested in Connection to Knoxville Gun Store Burglary

Two people are in custody in connection to an ATF investigation in Knoxville. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were brought in after Knoxville Tactical in Powell was burglarized Sunday. Officials say the suspects broke the front glass out of the store and stole an undetermined number of firearms. The initial report said 15…MORE

Harshbarger Picks up District 1 and Incumbents Win TN’s US House Seats

Harshbarger Picks up District 1 and Incumbents Win TN’s US House Seats

Republican Diane Harshbarger won the only open U.S. House seat in Tennessee, while incumbents held onto the the state’s remaining eight congressional seats. Congressional District 1 Harshbarger, the first-time political candidate, defeated Democratic candidate Blair Walsingham in Congressional District 1 that has been represented by Republicans since the Civil War. Harshbarger’s win marks the first…MORE

FBI Warning About Scam

FBI Warning About Scam

The FBI is warning about scammers posing as FBI agents. They say the scammers are claiming to investigate Identity Theft, and asking for Social Security Numbers and personal information. They say real law enforcement officers will NEVER ask you for sensitive information over the phone. If you receive one of these calls you are urged…MORE

Fire Reported at Speedway Market in Seymour

Fire Reported at Speedway Market in Seymour

A fire has been reported at the Speedway Market at 626 Maryville Highway in Seymour in Sevier County.   Fire crews are on the scene after being called out shortly after 1:00 p.m.   We currently have no information on how the fire started. This is a developing story and will be updated as we…MORE

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